The Power of Movies: Engaging Students and Creating Emotional Connections

Using Movies Video in the Classroom

Movies video in the classroom are a great way to help students practice active viewing skills. Make sure to preview any movies you use in class and consider using Common Sense Media’s age-based ratings and lesson plan and talking points.

While the term film used to mean celluloid and a theatrical release, it now applies to anything that uses an optical camera to capture moving images. This includes everything from home-made videos to documentary TV shows and Internet clips.


Storytelling is a powerful way to capture attention. It can improve children’s emotional intelligence by promoting empathy with unfamiliar people, places and situations. It can also reveal differences and commonalties among cultures around the world.

Stories can be told verbally or in written form. They can be simple or complex, depending on the needs of the audience. Creating characters and a plot is a key element of storytelling. These elements should be believable and relatable to your audience.

The story should have a main character. Choosing one character provides perspective, direction and cohesion. It also enables the audience to empathize with the character. The narrative arc of the story should rise, reach its peak and then resolve. The character’s fate should be revealed at the end of the story. The ending should be dramatic and memorable. It should also leave a lasting impression on the audience. A great story will evoke positive emotions and encourage the audience to engage with the brand.


The visual aspect of movies video is what captivates audiences most. Technical innovations have made films look more realistic than ever before, and the future of VFX looks even more exciting.

Movies or films are created with a movie camera that uses photochemical processes to depict movement on a film with a line-native resolution of 24 still images in one second. This motion picture is then displayed at a rate that creates the illusion of movement through persistence of vision.

A movie is a cinematic art form and can be as short or long as you want. Videos are now mostly used to refer to any moving image that is not captured on film. This includes music videos, documentary TV shows, internet clips, and home-made stuff shot on a reusable digital device. It also includes a sub-set of motion pictures that conveys a story, like movie trailers. So, it’s important to know the difference between a movie, a video and a film in order to understand what you are watching and comparing to other films.


The audio aspect of movies is what truly immerses the audience in a movie and creates an emotional response. The sound can include music, dialogue and/or sound effects.

The main difference between video and film is that video refers to a piece of moving image captured with a device that does not use film. Nowadays this means that virtually every movie, documentary TV show and home-made clip is shot on a digital device.

In the past when people talked about a movie being “filmed on film,” it usually meant that it was made by a major Hollywood studio and released in theaters. Today, this no longer makes much difference as most films are shot on video rather than film and they are all referred to as “movies.”

In the video production world there are various sources for royalty-free soundtracks that can be used in movies. One such site is Videvo, which offers numerous different categories of sounds for use in any type of video project.


Word-of-mouth (WOM) is a powerful marketing tool, but marketers must understand its dynamics to take advantage of it. Several research findings have shown that consumers’ WOM behavior is affected by motivations, beliefs, and perceived risks of the product. Moreover, the effects of consumer WOM may vary across cultures. This paper investigates the cross-cultural differences in consumers’ eWOM behavior and the influences of these factors on their purchase intentions.

This study focuses on narrative transportation and its influence on audiences’ positive word-of-mouth (PWOM). Based on the cognitive-affective-behavioral model, the authors hypothesized that the cognitive and emotional engagement in a movie facilitates audience’s PWOM via the mediating mechanisms of empathy, immersion, and belief revision. The results show that narrative transportation positively affects audiences’ pleasure and arousal, which in turn promote their PWOM about the movie. Further, the authors test and confirm the mediation effects of empathy and immersion. The results suggest that narrative transportation is a key factor in the promotion of movies and explains the dynamics of movie box office revenue.

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